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Old 09-07-2010, 11:43 AM
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Dave Graffam's Tudor Shop

I've bought a couple of Mr. Graffam's models from ECardmodels but this is the first of them I've actually built, with the intention of sending it to Chris for sale (I hope) at his craft fair.

The building is a generic, Tudor-style small building, branded as a "shop" but it could also work as small inn, residence, or other middling building. The graphics are sharp and beautifully detailed. The kit is single-layer, with bonus models of a privy and various crates and chests (for its guise as a shop or mercantile establishment).

All right angles, it could not have been an easier build- it was done in about three hours, counting drying time. A feature Mr. Graffam uses that I wish more designers utilized is that of carrying the graphics over onto the build tab or past the fold line, alleviating much of the need for edge-coloring. I also added some patches cut from a "garden tile" I printed up from Mr. Graffam's garden set, to add extra visual appeal to the bases of the privy and main building. All in all, a lot of fun to build, and quick! Next time I'll be down-scaling it to HO, this one was built at full size.

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Old 09-07-2010, 11:51 AM
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Very nice,reminds me of a pub I used to drink in,the shop has a familiar look too
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:31 PM
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Looks good! thanks for sending it along
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:23 PM
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cool! That building could be scalded and used in a number of diorama settings!
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:26 PM
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scalded? whats that mean? The main purpase for daves models are gaming but they sure are textured well!
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:37 PM
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silly chris...you "scald" the models to give them that bombed and burned out look for WW2 dioramas!
...sheesh, don't you know anything?
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:12 PM
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if I dump boiling water onmy hand I scald it too try that with a model! :P
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:28 PM
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Excellent looking building! the whole dio setup is very nicely done, and has a lot fo appeal to it..
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:01 AM
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scalded? whats that mean? The main purpase for daves models are gaming but they sure are textured well!
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think he means, "scaled", Chris!

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Old 10-02-2010, 09:25 AM
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No I am sure he meant scalded, as in sterilized or autoclaved the finished model to kill the silver fish, mold, and bed bugs hiding in the model.

Please tell us what your printer is and how you treat your models so that they will stand up to such extreme treatment.
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